Denver’s loudest and least happiest band, Primitive Man, has dump trucked split albums on us for the last four years since Scorn, their first album. The new album Caustic comes out next Friday, I asked Ethan Lee McCarthy (vocalist and guitarist + the awesome Vermin Womb) about it and got some doomsday predictions for Denver. Seems appropriate given the source.
What can we expect from Caustic given the timeline of experiences since Scorn?
I think it is the heaviest and most cohesive body of music we have put together. It is also the most focused because we wrote it over the course of about a year and a half, some of those songs while we were on tour. So we had the opportunity to try things out in a live setting before solidifying the songs.
Being a progenitor and product of the Denver DIY scene, what’s your take on DIY’s current state in the Mile High?
Pretty fucked. Developers with a lot of capital came in, pushed the artists out, and replaced it Continue reading “Ask the Band: Ethan Lee McCarthy of Primitive Man”